Haverhill Launches Campaign for Arts Center

| November 28, 2016

The former George F. Cogswell School

Haverhill, MA – MassDevelopment and Creative Haverhill recently announced a new campaign through the civic crowdfunding platform Patronicity and the Commonwealth Places initiative. The campaign will support “Reinvent Cogswell,” a project to renovate the former George F. Cogswell School in downtown Haverhill and turn it into a community art space.

The project will preserve and refurbish the vacant 100-year-old school building, which has outdated electrical and plumbing systems and no working heat, and make it accessible to the public through cultural experiences that will strengthen the community.

The new art space will include studio, gallery, and community gathering spaces for local artists to meet and show their work, and classrooms to foster creative programming. Creative Haverhill hopes the building will provide residents with a place to learn about and experience the arts.

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